Build a Better Blog: Write an Opinion

Build a Better Blog: Write an Opinion

This week’s task in the blogger challenge (#19) is to write an opinion piece.   While many bloggers avoid writing about their opinion, Problogger, Darren Rowse, gives several reasons to take the plunge:

  1. It often encourages others to share their opinions, in comments or on other blogs. Often opinion posts draw out interaction and productive conversations.
  2. You help your readers to translate news and understand how information applies to them. This makes your content more useful.
  3. You show your readers that you go beyond just reporting news; you’re actually engaging with it and interested in the topic you’re writing about. This is infectious and will draw your readers in too.
In Children’s Ministry blogs, we often give advice on certain programs, curriculum choices, music, and more.  This week, let’s take it up a notch and give a little more defined opinion on a particular topic.  Stumped for an idea?  Check out the forums on Ministry to Children or CMConnect and pick a topic that seems to generate a lot of conversation.  Then write a post giving your take on the whole thing.  Be sure to link up in the comments so I can share your posts with other readers!
In the meantime, you can check out some of the opinion pieces I’ve done in the past:
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  1. I normally don’t have a problem sharing my opinions. 🙂 But here’s what I had slated for today.

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